The German Grand Prix is back on the Formula One Calendar after a one-year absence. The old Hockenheimring used to be a 6.8km race through deep forest but was dramatically remodelled after the 2000 German Grand Prix because race organisers noticed three major problems. Firstly most of the action from Rubens Barrichello’s spectacular race from 18th place to victory took place in the forest and out of sight of the fans, secondly Jean Alesi had a huge accident at the third chicane and thirdly the track was invaded by a disgruntled ex-Mercedes employee at the team’s home track. Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will be going all out to improve the results of the last German Grand Prix in 2016, when they finished fifth and sixth, respectively.
Join us later in the afternoon for the latest updates and results from the Hockenheimring circuit, as the second practice session for the 2018 German Grand Prix is about to get underway, with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel of the SF71H, ready to continue the work and programme ahead of the qualifying session and the race on Sunday.